June 2012 RSVP Voice!

| June 1, 2012

June 2012
Volunteer Opportunities at The Food Bank, The Library, & Literacy Lubbock

The Food Bank

For more than 25 years, the South Plains Food Bank (SPFB) has been working to feed the hungry, to give hope, and to help people get back on their feet.

Hundreds of churches and social service agencies partner with SPFB to provide food for thousands of people in 21 counties in the South Plains area. They operate pantries, soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, produce drops, and kids cafes, distributing millions of pounds of food.

Volunteers donate time each year to make food boxes, serve food, organize food drives, help grow and harvest apples and vegetables, and work with young people and families in need.

Without volunteers, SPFB could not fulfill its mission of serving the increasing number of hungry people in our area.

If you would like to learn more about the programs and services offered by SPFB and see the warehouse in operation, you are invited to a lunch and tour, offered at noon on the 3rd Thursday of every month:  June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, and Sept. 20.

There is no charge for lunch, but it is requested that you RSVP to let them know you will be attending.  Contact SPFB at 763-3003 or register online at www.SPFB.org.  Volunteers are welcome to serve at both the SPFB and the Carolyn Lanier Farm.

Library Friends

Do you love books, reading, libraries?

Friends of the Library is looking for you – people who love the written word and would like to volunteer with their organization. The group meets Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At the present time, they particularly need volunteers who are able to lift 25-30 lb. boxes of books for sorting. Please consider the important work of the Friends of the Library.

Literacy Lubbock

Literacy Lubbock teaches adults to read or improve their skills, providing them with the tools necessary to be accepted into a GED program.

They also provide English as a Second Language (ESL) to speakers of other languages, including reading, writing and speaking. Through this one-on-one relationship, adults learn to read, write and speak English, obtain a GED, or secure a more self-sustaining job.

Volunteers are needed in a number of capacities, including tutors for reading, writing and speaking; tutors or classroom leaders for GED courses; and tutors for ESL.

Multicultural and male volunteers are especially needed. Volunteers do not have to be bilingual to tutor ESL adults.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please give RSVP a call at 743-7787.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please give RSVP a call at 743-7787.

Today is a good day to volunteer!

How do I join RSVP?

Becoming a member of RSVP is simple as long as you are at least 55 and have some time to volunteer. Just call the office at 743-77873 and chat with Karon McDowell about your interests. If you are not certain what you would like to do, we can mention several current volunteer opportunities and send you a list of the sort of jobs which RSVP members are presently doing to whet your appetite. If you have a special skill or talent that you would like to utilize, we will search to find just the right job for you. Just mail in the enrollment form (requires Adobe Reader) and we will call you!

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